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Most people cannot afford fruits and vegetables: ‘Lancet’ study – Livemint

Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

New Delhi: Three in four Indians are yet to taste the fruits of economic growth—or indeed, its veggies. Recent research published in the British medical journal Lancet calculates fruit and vegetable intake among people of different countries, on the basis of gross national income per person. The research finds that the average global intake of fruits and vegetables is less than required levels—defined as at least two servings of fruits…

Most people cannot afford fruits and vegetables: ‘Lancet’ study … – Livemint

Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

New Delhi: Three in four Indians are yet to taste the fruits of economic growth—or indeed, its veggies. Recent research published in the British medical journal Lancet calculates fruit and vegetable intake among people of different countries, on the basis of gross national income per person. The research finds that the average global intake of fruits and vegetables is less than required levels—defined as at least two servings of fruits…

Most people cannot afford fruits and vegetables: ‘Lancet’ study – Livemint

Posted: Wednesday, September 07, 2016

New Delhi: Three in four Indians are yet to taste the fruits of economic growth—or indeed, its veggies. Recent research published in the British medical journal Lancet calculates fruit and vegetable intake among people of different countries, on the basis of gross national income per person. The research finds that the average global intake of fruits and vegetables is less than required levels—defined as at least two servings of fruits…

The Lancet: Benralizumab injections reduce exacerbations in severe, uncontrolled asthma, according to 2 trials – Science Codex

Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

A year’s course of benralizumab injections has led to a significant decrease in the frequency of asthma exacerbations – cutting the rate of exacerbations by a third to a half compared with placebo among people with the most severe form of asthma, according to two phase 3, double-blind, randomised controlled trials including more than 2500 patients in total. The two trials, published in The Lancet and presented at the European…

The Lancet: Whole brain radiotherapy offers little benefit to people whose lung cancer has spread to the brain … – Science Codex

Posted: Tuesday, September 06, 2016

People with the most common type of lung cancer whose disease has spread to the brain could be spared potentially harmful whole brain radiotherapy, according to new research published in The Lancet. The phase 3 randomised trial found that whole brain radiotherapy had no beneficial effect on length or quality of survival over treatment with steroids and other supportive care [1]. Despite its widespread use, until now there has been…

Zika virus: India among most vulnerable countries, says Lancet study – Livemint

Posted: Saturday, September 03, 2016

Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people living in parts of Asia and Africa could be at risk of infection, based on a new analysis of travel, climate and mosquito patterns in those regions. Some of the most vulnerable countries include India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to the research. The study was published online on Thursday in…

India has suitable conditions for Zika epidemic, says Lancet – TheHealthSite

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

With 13 Indians already confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus in Singapore, experts have more bad news to share. A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has warned that India has all the right ingredients for a potential Zika epidemic. A combination of factors — high travel volumes from Zika affected areas in the Americas, local presence of mosquitos capable of transmitting Zika virus, suitable climatic…

Ten million more Americans smoke marijuana now than 12 years ago: study – The Guardian

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

About 10 million more Americans smoke marijuana now than 12 years ago, a new study in the British medical journal Lancet Psychiatry has found. The study comes as at least five states ready to vote on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes, including California, which is considered a linchpin in the campaign for federal legalization. “We certainly expected, based on other research, to find an increase” in marijuana use,…

AHF Demands More Transparency on UNAIDS HIV Treatment Estimations; Based on Lancet Report, 17 Million on ART … – Yahoo Sports

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)– AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization which serves 600,000 clients in 36 countries, today called for more transparency and accountability on the way, data and assumptions that UNAIDS uses to make estimations of the numbers of people living with HIV/AIDS who are on lifesaving anti-retroviral treatment (ART) around the globe. In June, just before the UN’s High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York,…

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

India fertile ground for Zika epidemic, says Lancet – Business Standard

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

With 13 Indians already confirmed to have been infected with the Zika virus in Singapore, experts have more bad news to share. A new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases has warned that India has all the right ingredients for a potential Zika epidemic. A combination of factors — high travel volumes from Zika affected areas in the Americas, local presence of mosquitos…

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Climate and air travel maps identify countries in Africa and Asia at greatest risk … – (e) Science News (press release) (registration)

Posted: Friday, September 02, 2016

Pacific may be vulnerable to Zika virus outbreaks, with India, China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan, and Bangladesh expected to be at greatest risk of Zika virus transmission due to a combination of high travel volumes from Zika affected areas in the Americas, local presence of mosquitos capable of transmitting Zika virus, suitable climatic conditions, large populations and/or limited health resources, according to a new modelling study published in…

The Lancet Psychiatry: Increasing number of US adults using marijuana as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016

An increasing number of US adults are using marijuana, as fewer people perceive the drug as harmful, according to a survey of over 500000 US adults conducted between 2002 and 2014 published in The Lancet Psychiatry. As marijuana has become increasingly potent over the past decade, the authors say that the findings suggest the need for improved education and prevention messages regarding the risks of marijuana. While the study did…

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…

The Lancet Oncology: Nationwide study sets benchmarks for 30-day mortality following chemotherapy for breast and … – Science Codex

Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2016

For the first time, national data on 30-day mortality for patients with breast and lung cancer treated with chemotherapy have been collected and analysed in order to help clinical teams review and improve patient care, and identify groups of patients who may have additional needs. The study, published in The Lancet Oncology is the first time this type of data has been collected at a national level in any country….

No. of India’s TB patients may be double the estimate: Lancet – Times of India

Posted: Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Malathy Iyer | TNN | Aug 25, 2016, 05.01 AM IST MUMBAI: India’s tuberculosis nightmare could be much worse than feared. A new study analysing the sale of anti-TB medicines across India has estimated that there could be two times more drug-sensitive TB patients than currently assumed. While it was assumed that India’s annual burden of TB cases stands at roughly 2.2 million a year, the study to be published…